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Johnny Choi

Vice President

License: Lic. 01705079

Johnny Choi Vice President
Lic. 01705079
Los Angeles Downtown 400 S. Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Professional Experience

Johnny Choi is part of CBRE’s Retail Advisory Group at the Downtown Los Angeles Global Headquarters. Mr. Choi specializes in investment sales and leasing of retail shopping centers, mixed-use properties and land developments in urban areas with high barriers to entry, predominantly within the submarkets of Koreatown, Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.

As an active member of CBRE’s Korea Desk, Mr. Choi is a go-to expert for Asia-based companies looking to expand their operations in the United States. For instance, he assisted Paris Baguette (SPC Group) in securing their 115,000 square foot West Coast headquarters, CJ Corporation in expanding their Bibigo restaurants and Mirae Asset Group in purchasing an Fulfillment Center in Macon, GA.

Mr. Choi demonstrates sound insight when it comes to such cross-cultural transactions, acting as a market liaison and trusted advisor during crucial times of transition. In 2015, Mr. Choi was named one of CBRE’s top 20 Retail Producers for the Western Region and one of the top 12 Producers for CBRE’s West LA Office.



  • Bachelors Degree in Sociology with Emphasis in Business & Economics, University of California, Berkeley


Professional Affiliations/Accreditations


  • California RE Licensed Broker
  • International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC): Member


Significant Assignments


  • The Pearl on Wilshire | Los Angeles (Koreatown)
    Mixed Use | Landlord Representation
  • | Macon, VA
    Fulfillment Center | Buyer Representation
  • Olympic & Normandie | Los Angeles(Koreatown)
    Medical Mixed Use | Landlord Representation
  • Buena Park Downtown | Buena Park, CA
    Regional Mall | Buyer Representation
  • The Brown Derby | Los Angeles (Koreatown)
    Retail Center | Landlord Representation
  • The Vermont | Los Angeles (Koreatown)
    Mixed Use | Landlord Representation
  • Paris Baguette USA | Commerce, CA
    Food Facilities Plant | Tenant Representation
  • KAMU Karaoke | Las Vegas, NV
    Hotel | Tenant Representation
  • I MAGNIN | Los Angeles (Koreatown)
    Hotel Development | Buyer Representation
  • City Center on 6th| Los Angeles (Koreatown)
    Shopping Center | Landlord Representation
  • Central Plaza | Los Angeles (Koreatown)
    Mixed Use | Landlord Representation
  • The Thompson | Los Angeles (Koreatown)
    Mixed Use | Landlord Representation




  • Atlantic Recordings Group
  • Bibigo International
  • CityView
  • CJ Entertainment
  • Cypress Equity
  • Edmonds Entertainment Group
  • EJS Properties
  • Franchise Entertainment
  • Good Times Group
  • Harridge Development Group
  • Jamison Services
  • The Mayer Corporation
  • Mirae Asset Group
  • Newkoa
  • SPC Group | Paris Baguette
  • TruAmerica


Johnny Choi Vice President
Lic. 01705079
Los Angeles Downtown 400 S. Hope Street
25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Available Properties